IN RESPONSE TO Young Post's Premier League Special last Friday, Sandy Cheung wrote:
Chelsea's new owner Roman Abramovich has spent some #70 million (HK$872 million) on luring fresh talent, including Damien Duff, Adrian Mutu and Juan Sebastian Veron, to Stamford Bridge. Meanwhile, Liverpool bought Harry Kewell and Steve Finnan for #8.5 million and Manchester United signed Brazilian World Cup star Kleberson and Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo for a total fee of around #18 million. All this hectic summer transfer activity has made the English Premier League more exciting than ever before.
I think that Chelsea or Liverpool will win the league title, while Portsmouth, Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers will be relegated. For the top goal-scorer, I prefer Chelsea's Eidur Gudjohnsen, James Beattie (Southampton) or Micheal Owen (Liverpool). I think that each of them will score at least 25 goals this season.
I dont agree with Young Post's prediction about Leeds United finishing bottom of the league. Although former Leeds star Kewell has been sold to Liverpool, the Elland Road side still have top-quality players in Alan Smith and Mark Viduka.
Newly promoted Leicester City and Wolverhampton Wanderers will do well in the top flight.